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Brad Rock: Jazz's Dennis Lindsey says he'll start at top on free agent search

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  • cval Hyde Park, UT
    June 30, 2014 12:04 p.m.

    Just say NO to Jimmer.....,Pease!

  • Man in Charge Chihuahua, 00
    June 30, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    Jpoll

    "Jimmer may indeed be a defensive liability but he can hel p as an offensive punch on occasion and insurance policy during injuries. We are like ly to get FAs that are mediocre on bothe thr Def and off ends. At least with Jimmer we have a SERIOUS scoring threat when the game is on the line and we have one posession. You don't want a mediocre scorer on the floor. Imagine...
    Finally, Jimmer is an insanely gifted scorer who could help young developing players with the offensive skill set. He is a bargain. And who knows, with some good coaching, hard work and training, maybe he could improve to become a passable defender."

    Seriously, Enough with the Jimmer Garbage. He failed in Sacramento and he failed in Chicago. They can hire him to be Exum's towel guy.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 30, 2014 3:01 a.m.

    I think they are planning to continue with this core for at least a decade...i am willing to trade trey burke though...as for Hayward...i think we all know that he wasnt a go to guy when we drafted him...i honestly think he is more of a glue guy fringe all-star at best...the guy that even though shots aren't falling would contribute to other facets of the game...i hope that they could find a way to trade for Monroe and/or Ed Davis...i'm willing to give Enes Kanter and Trey Burke...i'd promote alec Burks to SG and Dante Exum at PG...a line up of

    Favors
    Monroe
    Hayward
    Burks
    Exum

    seems good...rodney hood would get a lot of time...switching between the 2 and 3...we can plug in ian clark for more minutes...gobert, evans and Ed davis would share the backup role for PF/C...if Neto comes in...he could be the second string PG...if not...we still have the PGs we have last year...

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    June 29, 2014 7:32 p.m.

    Stop with the comments of bringing in guys who are 5 years past their retirement time. Veterans who can't help the team win are not worth the time on the court. Paying Hayward anything near max money would be a huge mistake. Hayward had his chance to prove his worth last season and failed. I think Hood will be a better player in 3 years.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    June 29, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    Lindsey is still probably in asset accumulation mode. I expect the Jazz to trade for an overpriced vet in return for a draft pick and also pick up a few role players on the cheap. If Alex or Ennis have a great seasons the Jazz want to be in a situation to be able to sign them, otherwise they just spent 4 years developing somebody else's players.

    Expect Hayward to get a ridiculous offer as well, the Jazz have tons of cash and are in a position where they can't afford to lose their best player for nothing and everyone knows it. If you want to win in pro sports management needs to overpay every once in a while. It's worth it to overpay Hayward by 2 or 3 million a year to stay competitive. Even if Hayward gets a max offer the Jazz are still about $16 million under the cap and $30 million away from paying the luxury tax.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    June 29, 2014 10:03 a.m.

    Do not even think about approaching LeBron...I would never watch the Jazz again...I would rather enjoy a good bout of the Swine flu.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    June 29, 2014 10:01 a.m.

    With what may be a log jam at guard the Jazz should consider playing a 3 guard line up as Phoenix did last year. You could play Burke, Exum, Burks, and Hayward in 3 spots. When you need a true SF you have Hood available. That is 5 talented guys at 3 spots. I like the possibilities. Jazz do need another big though as Favors, Kanter, and Gobert need some backups. Maybe bring back Williams as a stretch 4 and guy who likes playing in Utah.

  • BucksJazzFan Doylestown, PA
    June 29, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    Free Agents to Target for Development and Glue
    - Bring Hayward back
    - Earl Watson / Kirk Hinrick - Development of Burke and Exume
    - Josh McRoberts - GLUE and GUTS
    - PJ Tucker - GLUE and GUTS

    1st Five
    - Burke
    - Hayward
    - Hood
    - McRoberts
    - Favors

    2nd Five
    - Exume
    - Burks
    - PJ Tucker
    - Kanter
    - Golbert

    Final Five (Those who play at the end of the game)
    - Burke
    - Burks
    - Hayward
    - McRoberts
    - Favors

  • island dude Rochester, IL
    June 29, 2014 8:09 a.m.

    I like the Ariza idea. I also think they should explore the availability of Omri Casspi of Houston since they are trying to dump salary. Maybe a cheap option and value pick up·

  • island dude Rochester, IL
    June 29, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    I like the Ariza idea. I also think that they should see if Omri Casspi is available on the cheap since Houston is trying to dump salary.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 29, 2014 7:56 a.m.

    Patti Mills is worth a look. The rest are just recycled leftovers.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    June 29, 2014 12:11 a.m.

    Lebron?

  • Draft dumbie Farmington, UT
    June 28, 2014 11:11 p.m.

    I'd like to see the Jazz go after the "over-the-hill" gang--players who were all once all-stars, but are now at the end of their careers--who could teach the Jazz young players how to win games and championships (and who could still give the Jazz some quality minutes on occasion, and help the Jazz win games). Here is my dream team of free agents for this young Jazz team:

    PG: Chauncey Billips
    SG: Ray Allen
    SF: Paul Pierce and Marvin Williams
    PF: Kenyon Martin
    C: Jermaine O'Neal

    That would give the Jazz the following line-up:

    PG: Burke, Exum, Billips
    SG: Burks, Allen, Hood
    SF: Hayward, Pierce, Williams
    PF: Kanter, Martin, Evans
    C: Favors, O'Neal, Gobert

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    June 28, 2014 9:10 p.m.

    Another free agent might be Mo Williams, but I think Trevor Ariza might be the best one.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    June 28, 2014 9:06 p.m.

    I just hope we don't offer Hayward a max contract. If someone else wants to do that let's just let him go because he hasn't proved he is worth the big money. Nice guy, good player, but if you can't make an all star team you shouldn't get paid the max money.

  • Jeremiah J. Buena Vista, VA
    June 28, 2014 8:29 p.m.

    Rock: "Now [Boozer is] in Chicago, where he remains a rebounding/scoring machine who couldn’t guard a parking meter."

    It's funny how Jazz fans think no big man between Karl Malone and Derrick Favors could ever guard anyone. None of them ever wonders if it doesn't have something to do with coaching, rather than the players. Boozer, who was allegedly such a horrible defender, went to Chicago and had three seasons in the top 10 in defensive rating, and two seasons in the top 10 in defensive win shares. Al Jefferson, the other guy who was always made to apologize for his defense in Utah, was 7th in defensive win shares in his first year away from Utah.

    Now that the team has a coach who has declared himself a defensive specialist, Jazz fans will have to find a new player to blame if the team "can't guard a parking meter" next year.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    June 28, 2014 8:04 p.m.

    One thing is for certain, we'll know soon enough exactly what Lindsey is trying to explain. We'll soon be able to see his free-agent philosophy in action.

    As to Jimmer... I see no reason not to have a specialty role player who could come in to spread a defense or to maintain smaller leads toward the ends of games when opponents are forced to foul. There aren't a lot of 90% free throw shooters like Jimmer in the NBA... and especially for the low price it would cost the Jazz.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    June 28, 2014 7:30 p.m.

    Go get Nash's contract from the Lakers and some additional pieces/assets. He can mentor Burke and Exum for a year. We get the Laker's #1 next year.

  • J Poll Gilford, NH
    June 28, 2014 7:25 p.m.

    Jimmer may indeed be a defensive liability but he can hel p as an offensive punch on occasion and insurance policy during injuries. We are like ly to get FAs that are mediocre on bothe thr Def and off ends. At least with Jimmer we have a SERIOUS scoring threat when the game is on the line and we have one posession. You don't want a mediocre scorer on the floor. Imagine...
    Finally, Jimmer is an insanely gifted scorer who could help young developing players with the offensive skill set. He is a bargain. And who knows, with some good coaching, hard work and training, maybe he could improve to become a passable defender.

  • SaltyDog Rexburg, ID
    June 28, 2014 7:08 p.m.

    I like that Lindsey is aggressive and wanting to at least try for free agents. I think a guy like Monroe would be awesome or a Patrick Patterson type

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    June 28, 2014 4:45 p.m.

    I think what Quin has in mind is to develop the players the Jazz already have. That means free agency won't be centered on bringing in starters but those who are at a time in the career where being a mentor and closer. Ray Allen would be great for a year or two.